About this course
This course has several distinctive characteristics from other animal ethics education materials. First, this course uses situations of animals in Japan as illustrative cases, which makes this course as a means to learn something about Japanese culture. Second, it also uses Manga to think about actual situations.
By listening to the lectures and thinking through the issues presented, you will acquire the ability to think more clearly and systematically about human-animal relationships.
- Training of companion animals
- Neutering of companion animals
- Animal experimentation for cosmetics
- Eating farm animals
- Environmental enrichment in zoos
What you'll learn
- Systematic thinking about ethical issues related to human-animal relationship
- Basic principles for the treatment of companion animals
- The idea of animal welfare and its application for animal experimentation
- Controversies over farm animals
- Controversies over zoo animals
- Philosophical debate over speciesism and animal rights
- What is Animal Ethics?
- Companion Animals
- Problem Behaviors of Companion Animals
- Is it Egotistical to Make Animals Obey?
- Background of Slaughtering System of Companion Animals in Japan
- The Current State of the Slaughtering System
- Neutering Companion Animals
- Pros and Cons of Neutering Animals
- Current Status of Animal Testing in Japan
- The 3R movement
- Ban of Animal Testing for Cosmetics in Europe
- Are Animal Test Regulations Necessary?
- Intensive Livestock Industry in Japan
- “Five Freedoms” of livestock animals
- Farm animals and lab animals: are they different?
- Does Being Thankful Mean We can Do Whatever We Want?
- Zoos in Japan
- Display Animals and Environmental Enrichment
- Animal Rights and Confinement of Animals
- Are Great Apes Different?
- Being Consistent about Treatment of Various Animals
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